James Albert Pepitone, Sr.

  • Born: February 8, 1935
  • Died: January 15, 2022
  • Location: Louisiana

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

PO Box 2035
2000 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA 70404

Tel. (985) 345-5801

Tribute & Message From The Family

James Albert Pepitone, Sr., a lifelong resident of Ponchatoula passed away at home peacefully, Saturday, January 15, 2022, at the age of 86. Albert retired from Kaiser Aluminum on June 1, 1986, and then went to work with the Steelworkers Union in 2001 in Chalmette, LA. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Bernice Booth Pepitone; sons, Jimmy Pepitone (Lynne), and Keith Pepitone (Paulette); brothers, Danny Pepitone, Jr. (Ruth), and Wayne Pepitone (Polly); sisters, Rita Charbonnet, Brenda Lipscomb (Gene), and Cathy Dugas (Louis); grandchildren, Jamie Pepitone, Sara Pepitone O'shea, Mindy Pepitone (Jonathan), Jason Pepitone, Amanda Wells, and Caitlin Wells (Mike); great granddaughter, Fiona O'shea; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Dan Pepitone; mother, Josie Nuccio Pepitone; brothers, William "Buck" Pepitone, and Joseph Pepitone; and sisters, Eugenia "Sis" Ritter and Dorothy Lemoine. Friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 200 South Magnolia Avenue, Ponchatoula, Friday, January 21, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Religious services will follow at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 255 North 8th Street, Ponchatoula at 12 noon celebrated Deacon Larry Melancon. Burial will follow in Wetmore Cemetery. Following the burial service, a reception will be held at Millville Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 621 West McClellan Street, Ponchatoula. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Hospice, 1010 C.M. Fagan Drive, Suite 100, Hammond, LA 70403.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Bernice, Keith, Jimmy and Family....we are so sorry for your loss. We feel so blessed to have had Albert in our lives. He was a wonderful man and always made us feel so welcome. He will be missed by many.
Love and prayers to you and your family.

Posted by George, Ellen, Travis and Jake Stuckey    January 23, 2022

Mrs. Bernice, Keith, Jimmy and Family
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Pep was a great union man and a wonderful person to work with. May he rest in Peace.

Posted by Dianne & Blane Babin    January 20, 2022

Aunt Bernice, Jimmy, Keith and family. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Uncle Al was a great man. He will truly be missed.

Posted by Dennis Charbonnet III - Ponchatoula, LA - Family   January 20, 2022

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Posted by Gordon Anderson - Hammond   January 19, 2022

Bernice, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Pep was a great fried. He will be greatly missed. Much love to all.2COR.5:1-8

Posted by JOANN RANDAZZO    January 18, 2022

My deepest sympathy to Bernice ,Jimmy and Keith. Bernice, Albert, my late husband Buck Pepitone and I had many good times over the years. We had weekends at our deer hunting camp and took many trips to horse shows. I can honestly say that on every trip we had the best times. We were much younger then and time has a way of slowing things down.
Albert got acquainted with my family and they always asked if Bernice and Albert were coming to the camp with us. The men always enjoyed talking to Albert and I think that was how everyone felt about him as a close friend.
Although in the last few years, we didn't see each other much, I will certainly miss him and remember all the good times with Buck and me.
My prayers are with the family that in the days ahead they will find peace.


Posted by Sara Pepitone - Hammond, LA - Family   January 18, 2022

Jimmy and Keith I am sorry to read about your Daddy. My thoughts and prayers are with your and all your families. May God comfort you through this difficult time.

Posted by Sheila Ragan - San Diego, CA - Friend   January 18, 2022

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Posted by Gordon Anderson - Hammond   January 18, 2022